Nebraska Soybean Board Begins Search For New Executive Director

Oct 19, 2022

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is announcing its search for a new executive director. Current executive director, Scott Ritzman, has announced his resignation and will be returning to the international grain export industry launching projects for clients, enhancing existing programs and solving client problems in foreign markets.


“Since being hired as associate executive director in the fall of 2019 and eventually executive director in the spring of 2020, I have greatly enjoyed serving the Board and Nebraska’s nearly 22,000 soybean farmers,” said Scott Ritzman, NSB outgoing executive director. “I have enjoyed getting to work for our innovative and collaborative Board and wish continued success upon Nebraska soybean checkoff projects and initiatives. I am also excited for the future and the opportunity to stay engaged in the soybean industry.”


Ritzman’s last day will be October 28, 2022. Lois Ronhovde will serve as interim executive director until the position is filled. Ronhovde brings over 20 years of experience with NSB and currently serves as director of accounting.


“Today we begin our search for great candidates to lead one of the state’s top agricultural organizations,” said Doug Saathoff, NSB chairman and farmer from Trumbull. “We are grateful for Scott Ritzman’s leadership over the years, and I am confident in Lois Ronhovde’s experience and guidance as the Board begins its search for a new executive director.”


NSB is searching for an experienced, reliable and task-oriented individual. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, professional and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing commodity organization with competitive compensation.


Interested candidates can view the job description here.


About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.